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    yes there is life after surgery!!! Hi...

    yes there is life after surgery!!!

    Hi Everyone!!

    thought I would check in to give an update. 3 1/2 months post op and I still can't figure out where the time went. Anyway, I am happy to say...
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    Hi Scott: great news. you are a little bit...

    Hi Scott: great news. you are a little bit ahead of me! i am 7 weeks post op this week (in 2 days) and i am still not back to work. My Dr. wants me to wait until June 11 and then return to work...
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    ditched the crutches!!

    Hi Everyone: hope you are all doing well and thanks for the input on the numbness. Good to know it's normal.

    i am happy to say i ditched the crutches on the weekend and i am feeling so much...
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    Also, forgot to ask: does anyone else have...

    Also, forgot to ask: does anyone else have numbness in the back of their leg? Particularly in the thigh and behind the knee area. The calf area was numb as well but is now not too bad.

    Christine
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    Bill - very sorry to hear about your wife. I...

    Bill - very sorry to hear about your wife. I don't have experience with this but do know it was the first thing my doctor checked at my first post op appointment so clearly it was a concern since he...
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    Pt update

    Hi Everyone: had my first physio session today. i learned how to walk with 1 crutch. it was very exciting!!! i was also assigned 4 exercises for stretching - i do two at a time alternating 4 times...
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    Tammy - thanks!! and good for you getting out and...

    Tammy - thanks!! and good for you getting out and coaching again. i bet it feels good to get out and be a part of the team again. cheering your on for lots of wins.

    Carol - no brace for me. Dr...
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    6 weeks post op (update)

    Hi Again:

    today i got the ok to start weight baring at home only. outside of the house i still need to use the crutches to avoid any reinjury and i start physio next week. my next appointment...
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    6 weeks post op (almost)

    6 week post op update (minus 2 days)

    tomorrow i go see my surgeon for my 6 week post op. i am very excited to say the least. the last 4 weeks have had some hard days but i followed a few...
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    to brace or not to brace!!!!

    i agree the brace issue certainly is facinating.

    i don't think there is a right or wrong answer since there are so many variables.........how the injury happened, the extent of the injury, the...
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    thanks Mobley for the video and the big smile...

    thanks Mobley for the video and the big smile that came over me about your new outdoor shower!!! its so great to hear stories like this.

    i don't have a brace and yes i have been extending my leg...
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    Hi Sue - sorry to hear about your injury. i wish...

    Hi Sue - sorry to hear about your injury. i wish you success in finding the right surgeon to help you. I too have read many reports on the success of sugery even after many months and sometimes...
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    Hi everyone: did a little too much yesterday. ...

    Hi everyone: did a little too much yesterday. Was up most of the night with terrible pain and just after I got myself on Tylenol only for the pain. Back on the harder stuff and resting today....
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    http://www.orthosurgery.ubc.ca/

    http://www.orthosurgery.ubc.ca/
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    UBC Department of Orthopaedics 3114-910 West 10...

    UBC Department of Orthopaedics
    3114-910 West 10 Ave
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Phone: 604-875-4192
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    Joani - I found this Dr on the internet. ...

    Joani - I found this Dr on the internet.


    Piotr A.*Blachut,*MD, FRCSC
    Clinical Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver,...
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    Hi everyone. I will be 3 weeks post op tomorrow...

    Hi everyone. I will be 3 weeks post op tomorrow and I feel great. The incisions are starting to heal and pain is minimal now. I am on crutches for 3 more weeks and then PT.

    kiwiaussie77-sorry...
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    Hi everyone! Well the staples are out but not...

    Hi everyone! Well the staples are out but not without some discomfort. Yes that hurt but again another step in the healing process I guess. The last few days have been rough but I am trying to...
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    Hi everyone!! 2 weeks post op today and I had my...

    Hi everyone!! 2 weeks post op today and I had my first shower!! Yes the real deal-not just the sponge bath. It felt great and I actually feel like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. ...
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    Hi everyone: thanks so much for the responses and...

    Hi everyone: thanks so much for the responses and great advice. It is very helpful and the genuine carrying really feels good especially when the days are long and sometimes lonely. This support...
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    12 days now and I tried to go without pain meds...

    12 days now and I tried to go without pain meds today!! It was impossible. Was anyone else on pain meds for this long. I am starting to wonder if I will ever feel better. I am feeling pretty down...
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    Hi again: I am now 11 days post op and am...

    Hi again: I am now 11 days post op and am starting to feel much better however have noticed the muscle in the thigh of my injured leg feels very loose. I thought it would be the opposite - tight like...
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    Hi everyone, so happy to have found this website....

    Hi everyone, so happy to have found this website. Not much information available about this surgery elsewhere on the internet. I had surgery 9 days ago and it's good to read about some of the things...
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